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Earlier rural development projects in Sabah to be reviewed - Sivarasa

Last Update: 16/02/2019

KOTA BELUD, Feb 16 (Bernama) -- The Rural Development Ministry (KPLB) will look again at all project requirements that had been implemented earlier in Sabah.

Its deputy minister R.Sivarasa said the review also included projects that had not as yet commenced so that the ministry could decide on those that should be given priority.

"The allocation of RM1.13 billion is mainly for the earlier and continuing projects and also those that have not as yet commenced, so my visit here is to look out for projects that need to be given priority.

"After reviewing the requirements, we will come out with a list of projects that have to be given priority after discussions with the state government," he told reporters after a working visit to Kota Belud, here today.

Sivarasa also wanted the “development approach” at the village level to be different from that of the previous government.

He said KPLB wanted infrastructure especially roads, water and electricity supply at the village level to be given priority.  

He added that five districts namely Tongod, Kinabatangan, Pitas, Pulau Banggi and Kota Marudu, were among the poorest districts in Sabah..

Sabah Rural Development Minister Datuk Ewon Benedick said the decision on the areas that needed to be given priority would be known by March.




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